Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lawyers Generally Permitted to Use Social Media for Voir Dire of Jurors; Md. Judge Denies Use

Generally lawyers are not prohibited from perusing prospective jurors' social media "presence" (such as Facebook pages) as a part of voir dire so long as there is no communication with the prospective juror.

I suggest that a lawyer should inquire of the judge out of the hearing of the jury if the lawyer has doubts about certain voir dire questions formulated from a juror's social media presence.

Md. Judge denies use of Internet for voir dire investigation of jurors:

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